Logopedia and Facial Warm-up

  1. Massage of the Tongue and Relaxation.
    1.1. Take a handkerchief or a little piece of cotton cloth and fold it. Then take the tongue between two or three fingers and work it out with massage moves. 1-5 minutes.
    1.2. Then, holding the tongue, slightly pull it in different directions. 1-3 minutes.
    1.3. Repeat exercise 1.1.
  2. Strengthening and Development of the Facial and Tongue Muscles.
    2.1. Puff up your cheeks and try to hold the air for one second. Then let the air out and relax the cheeks. 15-20 times.
    2.2. The exercise is called football. To do this exercise, you need a small cotton ball and some space on a table. Then put the ball on the table and start blowing at the ball sending it in the right direction. You can perform this exercise alone, with your parents and friends or with a teacher.
    2.3. Exercise for your lips called a gun. Pull in your lips with tension and release them abruptly, making a resounding sound “P.” 10-20 times.
    2.4. Take a pencil or a stick into your lips and try to write in the air a letter, or a word, or a name.
    2.5. Exercise for the brows. Ex. A. Raise your brows and low them as if we are surprised. 5-10 times. Ex. B. Knit your brows as if you are angry and draw them apart as if you have calmed down. 5-10 times.
    2.6. A frog. Hold your lips in a smile, as if you are silently saying the sound “E.” Front upper and lower teeth are exposed.
    Frogs like to pull their lips to the ears.
    They are smiling, laughing and having eyes as large as saucers.
    We are pulling our lips to the ears as merry frogs do.
    We pulled and stopped. And we did not get tired.
    2.7. An elephant. Pull the lips forward as if you are silently saying the sound “U.”
    I am copying an elephant:
    I am drawing my lips like a trunk.
    Then I am releasing them
    And putting them back.
    2.8. Frog-Elephant. Alternating the position of the lips: smile-trunk. The exercise is done to the beat.
    I will pull my lips to the ears as a frog,
    And now I am a little elephant because I have a trunk.
    2.9. A fish. Calm and wide opening and closing the mouth. The exercise is done to the beat.
    2.10. Swings. The mouth is wide open, the lips are smiling. Rhythmically change the position of the tongue: 1) the tip of the tongue is behind the upper incisors; 2) the tip of the tongue is behind the lower incisors. Only the tongue is moving, not the chin!
    I am swinging on the swings top, bottom, top, bottom.
    And I am climbing higher top, bottom, top, bottom.
    1. A clock. The mouth is open; the lips are smiling. The tip of the tongue touches by turn left and right corners of the mouth. The exercise is done to the beat. The chin is not moving!
      Tik-tok, tik-tok, this is the way the clock moves.
      2.12. A spade. The mouth is open, the lips are stretched in a smile. The wide, relaxed tongue is lying on the lower lip. Keep this position for 5-10 seconds. If the tongue does not want to relax, it is possible to tap it with the upper lip, saying: “Pya-pya-pya.”
      The tongue is wide and smooth, we got a spade.
      And I am counting: one, two, three, four, five…
      2.13. A needle. The mouth is a little open, the lips are stretched in a smile. Stick out the narrow, strained tongue. Hold for 5-10 seconds.
      I am stretching my tongue. If you approach, I will sting you.
      And again I will count: one, two, three, four, five…
      2.14. Spade-needle. The change of the positions of the tongue: wide-narrow. The exercise is done to the beat.
      The tongue is lying as a spade and is not trembling at all.
      Then we will stretch it like a needle.
      2.15. Hill. The mouth is wide open and the lips are smiling a little. The tip of the tongue is resting against the lower teeth, the back of the tongue is arched. Hold for 5-10 seconds. Then upper front teeth with a little pressure run over the back of the tongue from the middle to the tip.
      The back of the tongue will become our hill.
      Let the hill raise! We are going to ride down the hill.
      The teeth are riding down the hill.
      2.16. Knocking to the door. The mouth is wide open and the lips are smiling a little. The tip of the tongue is resting against the lower teeth, the back of the tongue is arched. Alternate the following moves: move the tongue inside the mouth and move it toward the front lower teeth. The exercise is done to the beat.
  3. Development of Speech and Sounds.
    3.1. Singing of each vowel.
    3.2. Learning to tell tongue-twisters and poems.
    3.3. Reading aloud and then retelling what was read.
    3.4. Pronouncing sounds in couples. For example, B-P, M-N, D-P, C-Z, K-H, L-M.
  4. Singing.
    Singing the favorite songs.
  5. Relaxation.
    Turning on pleasant music and silently listening to it with relaxation for 5 min.

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